Sunday, March 19, 2006

"And they named it COSMIX"

My patience for traffic is minimal at best. Now the city is working on a project to widen the Interstate. You know it's going to be bad when they give the project a name (COSMIX) and create a website. This website is filled with reasons you'll be late for work, as well as traffic cams of people just like you sitting in traffic. Yes, everything you could want, from which exits are closed to downloadable maps of detour routes. I'll be sure to print those out and keep them handy in my car. It's a simple way for the city to say, "We're going to be doing this construction for a very long time." Of course, you wouldn't want to miss any of the excitement, so they've decreased the speed limit to 45 as well. That way, everyone can get a good, long look at the workers pushing dirt around. Please join us for the completion party in the year 2030.

2 comments:

Ruth said...

You know what...I really have serious doubts about CO traffic projects being able to compare to TN aka the infamous "TDOT" projects we deal with here. You can call it a TN pride issue if you want, but I'm telling you, Cosmix has got NOTHING on TN construction workers!!

Sarah said...

I do not miss CO traffic through that lovely space on the freeway, but I invite you to take a drive on I-5 in Seattle. The construction runs the gamut from mildly annoying to unthinkable. And, I won't say anything about the drivers...